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The Cat from Hue: A Vietnam War Story
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The Cat from Hue: A Vietnam War Story

By Laurence, John

PublicAffairs, 2002. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 2nd Printing Second printing per number line. Hard cover in very good condition with gray boards, black spine cloth, and silver gilt spine lettering. Corners lightly bumped, overall light shelf wear. Interior text block clean & tight; no writing, no markings noted. Side edges of text block slightly smudged as if by fingerprints. A hefty 850 numbered pages. Dust jacket very good with light shelf & edge wear and a 1'' split and small chip at fold on front top. Not price clipped; there is no price. * From the Author's Note, ""What follows is true. All the events described here actually happened.""

$15.00

No More Vietnams
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No More Vietnams

By Nixon, Richard

NY: Arbor House, 1985. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. First Edition per number line. Hard cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Dust jacket in very good condition. * From the book, "". . . more than a review of a sad, painful page in American history. President Nixon also looks forward by outlining a strategy for the United States in what he calls the ""Third World War"" - the high-stakes ideological clash now under way in the developing world between the West on the one hand and the Soviet Union and its proxies on the other. Military power, and the willingness to use it if necessary in the defense of freedom, are important aspects of this strategy, but by no means the only ones. He urges the United States and its allies to marshal their economic, cultural, and creative resources in a massive effort to share the means of their prosperity with the developing world. Only by offering these struggling people more than a sterile choice between the status quo and communism, writes Richard Nixon, can we avoid more Vietnams.""

$10.00

Vietnam: A History
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Vietnam: A History

By Karnow, Stanley

The Viking Press, 1983. Hardcover. Good/Good. 6th Printing Hard cover in good condition. Text block clean and tight. Book shows some age toning to the papers. No markings noted. Dust jacket in near good condition, shows some rubbing at edges and a small chip at top of spine. * From the book, ""The central theme of Mr. Karnow's book is that America's leaders, prompted as much by domestic politics as by global ambitions, carried the United States into Southeast Asia with little regard for the realities of the region. The Truman administration first set America's course in Vietnam by supporting France's futile effort to reimpose its rule there as a barrier against Communism; then Eisenhower pledged the nation to South Vietnam's defense; John Kennedy and his aides deepened the American commitment by their complicity in a plot that led to the assassination of President Ngo Dinh Diem; Johnson sent in hundreds of thousands of American troops; Nixon and Kissinger, finally, made the concessions that led to the Communist victory they had for so long, and at such a high price, hoped to prevent. ...is a towering achievement--history with all the drama and excitement one expects from a masterpiece that will be read for generations to come.""

$8.00

The House of Purple Hearts: Stories of Vietnam Vets Who Find Their Way Back
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The House of Purple Hearts: Stories of Vietnam Vets Who Find Their Way Back

By Solotaroff, Paul

New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1995. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Stated First Edition in addition to complete number line including the number one. Hard cover in fine condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Dust jacket in likewise fine condition. * From the book, "". . . tells the moving story behind the founding of the New England Shelter and vividly relates the experiences of five men who, with varying degrees of success, made it through the shelter's rigorous program. In these raw and bruising but ultimately triumphant narratives, Paul Solotaroff has essentially writ large the story of the Vietnam War and its effects on the men who fought it. Powerful, heartbreaking, and inspirational, The House of Purple Hearts exposes our society's shameful neglect of Vietnam veterans and shows how a few people have made a tremendous difference.""

$10.00

Brave Men, Gentle Heroes : American Fathers and Sons in World War II and Vietnam
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Brave Men, Gentle Heroes : American Fathers and Sons in World War II and Vietnam

By Takiff, Michael

NY: William Morrow, 2003. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. From the book, ""Taken together, [these] stories . . . tell the history of two wars, each the defining experience of a generation. This is the story told not at the level of presidents and generals, but through the recollections of men who shouldered the rifles, manned the ships, and flew the planes. We're familiar with the effects of the two wars on world politics. But what did they do to American families? Molded by the awful crucible of war, these seemingly ordinary men offer extraordinary insights into what it means to be a warrior, an American, a father, and a son."" Hard cover in very fine condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Contains black and white photographs. Dust jacket in fine condition.

$8.00

The United States and Vietnam 1787-1941
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The United States and Vietnam 1787-1941

By Hopkins, Robert

National Defense University Press, 1990. Soft cover. Very Good. 1st Printing From the book, ""The purpose of this narrative has been far more modest: to look backward instead of forward--to trace to their earliest beginnings American perceptions of Vietnam and it people. It has been an endeavor that would perhaps serve little more than a narrow academic interest were it not for the major American military commitment in Vietnam in the 1950's and 1960's. Most of the key events in this story have been referred to in other, broader contexts. What to the writer's knowledge are less well known are the early 19th century American diplomatic field assessments of Vietnam's potential as a trading partner, and the four instances of American good offices concerning Vietnam in the late 19th century. The present work attempts to focus on all of this material systematically and in detail."" Soft cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Contains black and white photographs. Stated First Printing.

$9.00

Surprised at Being Alive: An Accidental Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam and Beyond
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Surprised at Being Alive: An Accidental Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam and Beyond

By Curtis, Robert

Casemate, 2014. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. From the book, ""Curtis's flying career began with a misbegotten strategy for beating the draft by enlisting. With the Vietnam War raging full blast in 1968 the draft was inevitable, so he wanted to at least get a measure of control over his future. Although he had no thought of flying when he walked into the recruiting office, he walked out signed up to be a helicopter pilot. What he did not know was that 43% of all the aircraft sent to Vietnam were destroyed in combat or accidents. Soon he was in the thick of the war, flying Chinooks with the 101st Airborne. Full of anecdotes and insights into a career defying gravity in both combat and peacetime, his engaging story will be a delight to all aviation enthusiasts."" Hard cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Contains black and white photographs. Dust jacket in very good condition. First Edition per number line.

$12.00

A Hundred Miles of Bad Road: An Armored Cavalryman in Vietnam, 1967-68
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A Hundred Miles of Bad Road: An Armored Cavalryman in Vietnam, 1967-68

By Birdwell, Dwight W.; Keith William Nolan

Novato, California: Presidio Press, 1997. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition: no other printings noted. Hard cover in fine condition with black boards & gold gilt spine lettering. Interior text block clean & tight with no writing, no markings noted. Dust jacket in fine condition. no price on front flap. 218 numbered pages. Concludes with an Epilogue updating the lives of many who served in the unit, an Appendix listing those Killed in Action, a Glossary of military terms and abbreviations. Contains 16 pages of black & white photographs. From the jacket back a review by Al Santoli, ""A riveting, gut-wrenching account of the lives of the young American soldiers whose courage was forged by the intense firefights and pitched battles of the Tet Offensive in Vietnam. Dwight Birdwell is a true American hero and Keith William Nolan is among the premier historians of the Vietnam War.""

$15.00

Vietnam and America: The Most Comprehensive Documented History of the Vietnam War
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Vietnam and America: The Most Comprehensive Documented History of the Vietnam War

By Gettleman, Marvin E.; Jane Franklin; Marilyn B. Young; and H. Bruce Franklin

NY: Grove Press, 1995. 2nd Edition. Soft cover. Good. From the book, ""No single event since World War II has marked this country's foreign policy and national image as deeply as did the war in Vietnam. Vietnam and America is a complete history of that war, as documented in essays by leading experts and in original source material. It presents generous selections from the documentary record, dispels distortions, and illuminates in depth both sides of the history of America's encounter with Vietnam. This comprehensive anthology is an invaluable reference for anyone who wants to understand the Vietnam War."" Soft cover in good condition. Text block clean and tight. Book has a light crease at bottom of front cover. No other markings noted.

$8.00

Always to Remember: The Story of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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Always to Remember: The Story of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

By Ashabranner, Brent K.

Scholastic Inc., 1988. Soft cover. Very Good. From the book, ""Always to Remember"" is the story of Jan C. Scruggs, a Vietnam veteran determined that American men and women who died in the Vietnam conflict should have their names on a national memorial. It is the story of Maya Ying Lin, a twenty-one-year-old architectural student who produced the design. But more than anything, ""Always to Remember"" is the story of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and how it has helped to bring a divided nation together."" Soft cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Book contains black & white photographs throughout. First Edition per number line.

$9.00

These Good Men:  Friendships Forged From War
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These Good Men: Friendships Forged From War

By Norman, Michael

NY: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1989. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Stated First Edition. Hard cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Contains black and white photographs. Dust jacket in very good condition. * From the book, ""Norman's travels carried him halfway around the world and back, more than 50,000 miles. In the end, the story of his remarkable encounters took more than five years to write. From them Michael Norman has created a brilliantly evocative memoir, a story of interlocking lives that will be hailed as the consummate portrait of an entire generation. These are the kind of men we rarely meet from that war, resilient and independent, men to whom loyalty and reputation are more important than life itself.""

$10.00

Tour of Duty - John Kerry and the Vietnam War
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Tour of Duty - John Kerry and the Vietnam War

By Brinkley, Douglas

William Morrow, 2004. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. From the book, ""Throughout 'Tour of Duty' Brinkley deftly deals with such explosive issues as U.S. atrocities in Vietnam and the bombing of Cambodia. In a series of unforgettable combat-action sequences, he recounts how Kerry won the Purple Heart three times for wounds suffered in action and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Navy's Silver Star for gallantry in action."" Hard cover in fine condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Dust jacket in fine condition. Stated First Edition.

$8.00

In Retrospect - The Tragedy And Lessons Of Vietnam
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In Retrospect - The Tragedy And Lessons Of Vietnam

By McNamara, Robert S. with VanDeMark, Brian

Times Books / Random House, 1995. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Stated First Edition. From the book, ""Robert S. McNamara, the brilliant secretary of defense for Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, helped lead America into Vietnam. McNamara believed that the fight against communism in Asia was worth the sacrifice of American lives, and yet he eventually came to believe that war was, in fact, unwinnable. Outnumbered by those who wanted to continue fighting, he left the Johnson administration and his involvement in Vietnam behind. He refused any public comment on the war, and for almost three decades he has kept that silence --until now."" Hardcover in very good condition. Maroon boards with maroon spine cloth containing gold colored lettering. Endpapers contain maps of the areas of Southeast Asia. Side of text block has deckle edge. Text block clean & tight with no writings or markings noted. Dust jacket in near very good condition, bright & crisp, with only ghost of shelf & edge wear and two small rectangular impressions on front . Concludes with Appendices: The Nuclear Risks of the 1960s and Their Lessons for the Twenty-first Century, Personae, Notes to the Chapters, Select Bibliography of Published Works, Acknowledgments, and an Index. 414 numbered pages.

$10.00

The Human Tradition in The Vietnam Era
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The Human Tradition in The Vietnam Era

By Anderson, David L.

Wilmington, Delaware: Scholarly Resources Inc., 2000. Soft cover. Very Good. From the book, ""This is a wonderful addition to the literature on the Vietnam-American war, allowing readers to approach the subject through the medium of an impressively varied set of short biographies. 'The Human Tradition in the Vietnam Era' transforms policy and practice from the abstract to the intimate and personal. Through the accounts of those who shaped policy, who resisted it, and who suffered from it, the reader gains an increased understanding of a war that continues to absorb and trouble the nation."" Soft cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. Book has some (neat) underlining. No other markings noted.

$6.00

We Were Soldiers Once and Young: Ia Drang - The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam
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We Were Soldiers Once and Young: Ia Drang - The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam

By Moore (Ret.), Lt. Gen. Harold G. and Joseph L. Galloway

HarperTorch, 2002. Soft cover. Fine. Soft cover paperback in fine condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Book has a section of black and white photos. * From the book, ""Did you ever wonder where the classic book of battle of the Vietnam War was? Here it is, and finally--a book about Vietnam that is not ideology, but tragic heroism of the highest caliber, a book that makes us understand, not politics, but life.""

$6.00

Shrapnel in the Heart: Letters and Remembrances from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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Shrapnel in the Heart: Letters and Remembrances from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

By Palmer, Laura

New York: Random House, 1987. Soft cover. Very Good. Soft cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings or tears noted. Contains black & white photos throughout. * From the book, "" So profoundly moving that it permanently alters your understanding of things."" ""For the first time, one book gives voice to the haunting, painful, tender, and healing tales of those who lost so much in America's least popular war.""

$6.00

One More Mission: Oliver North Returns to Vietnam
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One More Mission: Oliver North Returns to Vietnam

By North, Oliver L. and David Roth

Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 1993. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. First Edition per complete number line including number one. Hard cover in good condition. Text block clean and tight. Small ink number on fly leaf. Very light age toning at edges. Book contains many colored photos and some maps.. Dust jacket in good condition, no tears or chips.

$8.00

The Vietnam War - An Almanac

By Bowman, John S.; Introduction by Fox Butterfield

NY: World Almanac Publications, 1985. Soft cover. Very Good. From the book, ""The Vietnam War defies description. It was certainly America's longest war, lasting from 1945 to 1975, or counting only the time American combat troops were involved, from 1965 to 1973. It was the first war the United States lost, though because of superior US firepower and mobility it won virtually every battle. It was the first war brought into the family living room by television. For the soldiers who fought it, it was a war maddeningly without front lines, against an enemy who often wore civilian clothes, and had no clear objective other than the 'body count'."" Soft cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. Contains black & white and colored photographs throughout. No markings noted.

$12.00

The House of Purple Hearts Stories of Vietnam Vets Who Find Their Way Back
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The House of Purple Hearts Stories of Vietnam Vets Who Find Their Way Back

By Solotaroff, Paul

NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 1995. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. From the book, ""...isn't it crazy? In 'Nam, all I wanted was to be a civilian, to get away from all that murder and corruption. But back home, I had so much rage, I couldn't stand being around civilians, and could only tolerate the company of other 'Nam vets. Now, after all these years of impersonating a civilian, I'm, back here among the brothers again. But this time, it's different, it's about connecting, not hiding out. Wherever I wind up ten years from now, part of me is always gonna need to check back here with them, because in some way, they're my real family."" Hard cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. Book has a remainder mark on bottom. Stated First Edition.

$7.00

I'm No Hero : Aa POW Story

By Plumb, Charlie and Glen DeWerff

Santa Barbara, CA: J. Charles Plumb, 1973. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Inscribed by Author(s). Stated First Edition. Hard cover in fine condition with maroon boards and gold gilt spine lettering. Text block clean and tight. Author's signed inscription on front fly leaf (signature not authenticated.) Dust jacket very good; small chip at top of back cover. ////// From the book, "". . . the story of Charlie Plumb, but it is also the story of all the POW's who faced an isolated world of degradation, loneliness, tedium, hunger, and pain. It is no pretty story. It tells of the torture room with walls built to muffle human screams, of the ""rope trick"" and ""fanbelt"" techniques designed to make a man talk, of illness, of insanity. But it also tells of the ingenuity and creativity which allowed the men to outsmart their guards and to set up communication systems, classes, escape plans, and to maintain their chain of command.""

$8.00

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